Oklahoma City Council Votes To Avoid Election Over The Firefighters’ Contract

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City Council votes to avoid an election over the firefighters’ union contract. Negotiations have been tough while the city grapples with budget cuts. According to a release the sales tax revenue has been dropping, so the city asked the firefighters union to make some concessions in order to balance the […]

Oakland Doesn’t Have Enough Fire Inspectors, Union Head Says

OAKLAND, CA – As accusations fly after the deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, the firefighter’s union says there aren’t enough inspectors to follow up on complaints. At a city council committee hearing Tuesday, councilman Noel Gallo’s demanded to know more about inspections. “I am asking that we clearly identify in the city of Oakland, the […]

Fairbanks City Council To Consider Christmas Bonuses For Police Employees

FAIRBANKS, AK — Christmas bonuses for Police Department employees are on the agenda for the City Council meeting at 7 tonight at City Hall. Councilwoman Joy Huntington will introduce a resolution to authorize Christmas bonuses for Public Safety Employees Association members. The PSEA represents the Fairbanks Police Department. Should Huntington’s resolution pass, full-time PSEA employees […]

Phoenix Police Facing Staffing ‘Crisis,’ Union Says

The union representing Phoenix’s rank-and-file officers is calling for City Council to ratchet up the public-safety budget to cope with what union leaders are calling a “crisis” in low staffing levels. Recent hiring efforts have been balanced out by retirements, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Ken Crane said at a Monday news conference. Despite the […]